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Vampyroteuthis Infernalis: A Treatise, with a Report by the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis: A Treatise, with a Report by the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste

Flusser, Vilém

Paperback

Series: PostHumanities (Paperback), Book 23

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ISBN10: 0816678227
ISBN13: 9780816678228
Published: Sep 6 2012
Pages: 75
Weight: 0.35
Height: 0.60 Width: 6.40 Depth: 8.90
Language: English

How far apart are humans from animals--even the vampire squid from hell? Playing the scientist/philosopher/provocateur, Vilém Flusser uses this question as a springboard to dive into a literal and a philosophical ocean. The abyss that separates us from the vampire squid (or vampire octopus, perhaps, since Vampyroteuthis infernalis inhabits its own phylogenetic order somewhere between the two) is incomparably smaller than that which separates us from extraterrestrial life, as imagined in science fiction and sought by astrobiologists, Flusser notes at the outset of the expedition.

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